This Week in Petroleum History, October 21 to October 27

October 21, 1921 – First Natural Gas Well in New Mexico

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New Mexico’s first commercial natural gas service began after a 1921 discovery near Aztec. Oil discoveries followed in the southeast.

New Mexico’s natural gas industry was launched with the newly formed Aztec Oil Syndicate’s State No. 1 well about 15 miles northeast of Farmington in San Juan County.

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Source: American Oil & Gas Historical Society